Cathal McShane is nominated for an All Star despite not starting a game for Tyrone such was his impact off the bench. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland football champions Tyrone have emulated their hurling counterparts Limerick by securing 15 nominations in this year’s PwC All Stars long l(...)

Aidan O’Shea can will himself to bend the shape and direction of this All-Ireland final in his favour. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

What can be said about an All-Ireland final involving my home county of Mayo? It felt like they had exhausted all storylines over the past decade but (...)

The Tyrone jersey and crest with the evocative red hand. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

The evocative red hand against the white background is synonymous with Tyrone GAA, but few realise that the All-Ireland finalists once played in diffe(...)

Tyrone’s Conor Meyler, Padraig Hamspey, Ronan McNamee and Michael McKernan tackle Adrian Spillane of Kerry - It appeared as if Kerry hadn’t considered the advent of a blanket defence. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just like that, all has changed. As I watched the scenes in Croke Park at the final whistle on Saturday - Tyrone ecstasy, Kerry dazed - I thought back(...)

Tyrone’s Conor McKenna celebrates scoring his side’s crucial third goal during the one-point victory over Kerry at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tyrone 3-14 Kerry 0-22 [after extra-time] Tyrone materialised out of Kerry’s bad dreams on Saturday to perform another spectacular coup in the tangle(...)

 The Kingdom are overreliant on David Clifford’s genius and his injury against Tyrone proved a huge blow to their chances of making the final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Maybe the worst of it for Kerry is that they finish the season with no new lament to sing. They didn’t find out anything about themselves on Saturday (...)

Tyrone’s Conor McKenna celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game during the  All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tyrone 3-14 Kerry 0-22 (aet) An All-Ireland semi-final that was already extraordinary before a ball was thrown in, erupted into sensation at Croke Pa(...)

Peter Keane has named an unchanged Kerry team for Saturday’s All-Ireland football semi-final against Tyrone. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kerry have named an unchanged team for Saturday’s All-Ireland football semi-final against Tyrone at Croke Park. The same 15 that regained the Munster (...)

Kerry’s Killian Spillane blocks a shot by Colm O’Callaghan of Cork during the Munster SFC Final at  Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

If it wasn’t already blindingly obvious, a quick crunching of the numbers neatly explains how Kerry have bludgeoned teams into submission this season.(...)

Apart from the  shaky defensive performance against Dublin in the league, Kerry have performed well this year. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

I was asked one of the days there whether people in Kerry have sympathy for the plight of Tyrone with all this Covid stuff. Or whether there’s much su(...)

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